CWG 2022: Naveen trumps Pakistan’s Sharif as India wins 6th wrestling Gold

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Naveen clinched India’s sixth gold in wrestling after beating Pakistan’s Muhammad Sharif Tahir 9-0 within the closing of the lads’s 74kg freestyle wrestling class on the ongoing Commonwealth Video games 2022 in Birmingham on Saturday.

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Making his CWG debut at Birmingham 2022, the 19-year-old Naveen, an under-23 world champion, gained three of his bouts by technical superiority and fell only a level wanting making it 4 within the closing. Within the gold medal match on the Coventry Stadium and Enviornment, Naveen, who missed the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers after testing optimistic for COVID-19, began with goal.

The Indian appeared to have the sting over Tahir when it comes to velocity and used it to his benefit to open the scoring with a two-point takedown. Shortly after, Naveen nearly obtained his 20-year-old opponent in place for a ‘wheelbarrow’ however Tahir did nicely to flee the maintain. Ogbonna Emmanuel John and Canada’s Jasmit Singh Phulka gained the bronze medals within the division.

VINESH, RAVI WIN GOLD

Vinesh Phogat pounced on her rivals to finish a hat-trick of CWG gold medals, whereas Ravi Dahiya too went unchallenged in his gold-winning present on Saturday.

Vinesh grew to become the primary Indian lady wrestler to win three consecutive Commonwealth Video games gold medals. In what was anticipated to be a troublesome opener towards world championship bronze medallist Samantha Leigh Stewart, Vinesh diminished it to a no contest and completed it in a mere 36 seconds.

With solely 4 wrestlers within the ladies’s 53kg draw, Vinesh now wanted to beat Sri Lanka’s Chamodya Keshani Maduravlage Don and he or she did it in fashion, profitable ‘by fall’ to clinch her third successive gold.

Tokyo Video games silver medallist Ravi was additionally too good for the 57kg discipline. He gained each his bouts — towards Suraj Singh of New Zealand and Pakistan’s Asad Ali — by technical superiority en path to the ultimate.

Within the closing, Nigeria’s Ebikewenimo Welson confirmed the intent to combat, however on the stage at which Ravi wrestles, it was a troublesome activity. Ravi foiled a proper leg assault and on the following strive of the Nigerian, he scored on a counter-attack, effecting a take-down transfer with ease.

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